Compare 2015 Lexus GX vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2015 Lexus GX
2015 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GX 460 4WD 4-Door 15 20 $45,527 $49,485
GX 460 4WD 4-Door Luxury 15 20 $56,225 $61,115
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4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC 19 26 $59,148 $63,600
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 450 17 21 $60,636 $65,200
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 550 13 18 $83,654 $89,950
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 63 AMG 13 17 $111,089 $119,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,527
$59,148
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,485
$63,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$825 / month
$1060 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Lexus GX can go where few others can, but how many luxury car owners really take their SUVs off-road? The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class offers the most Mercedes luxury to the most people, with a pleasant ride and easy driving dynamics to boot.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 26 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 40.3
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Head Room (in)
35.2 38.9
Front Hip Room (in)
56.5 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 50.5
Second Leg Room (in)
34.1 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
38 41.2
Second Hip Room (in)
55.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 58.5
Third Leg Room (in)
29.3 35
Second Head Room (in)
40.4 40
Third Hip Room (in)
43.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 58.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 8.5
Length, Overall (in)
192.1 201.6
Height, Overall (in)
74.2 72.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 65.5
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 121.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.2 84.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 64.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
46.7 49.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
64.7 93.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
11.6 16
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 19.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 52.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 84.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 13.6
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 13.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23 26.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 40.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/60HR18 P275/55HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/60HR18 P275/55HR19
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6600 7165
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 19 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 19 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 180
Engine
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty None
Displacement
4.6 L/281 3.0 L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
301 @ 5500 240 @ 3600
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
329 @ 3500 455 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 19
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Model
Electronic None
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.59 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
Lexus GX 460 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Body Code
S S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.91 3.27
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.91 3.27
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 9.9

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